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Aug 09 2017
Children's social care at breaking point
New research published by the Local Government Association (LGA) has revealed that councils are facing a huge funding shortfall for children’s social care.
Aug 03 2017
An open letter to Theresa May
Following heightened public interest, Together for Short Lives has written an open letter to the Prime Minister calling for urgent action on children’s palliative care.
Jul 20 2017
Government backs parental bereavement leave
The government has announced that it is to support a Bill to introduce a legal right to bereavement leave for parents whose child has died.
Jul 18 2017
Co-chairs relaunch all-party group for children's palliative care
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Children Who Need Palliative Carerelaunched today (18 July) at the House of Commons. Excitingly, the group is now being led by two new co-chairs - Labour MP Catherine McKinnell and Conservative MP Dr Caroline Johnson.
Jun 21 2017
Our reaction to the Queen's Speech
Government's drive towards Brexit mustn’t put the brakes on much needed reform for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions
Jun 09 2017
General election result is an opportunity for a fresh approach
As we digest the outcome of the 2017 General Election we should also reflect on commitments on palliative and hospice care made by some of the parties in their manifestos. This cross-party recognition is good news for the 49,000 children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions across the UK - something Together for Short Lives has been actively campaigning for, so that those with the weakest, most vulnerable, voice have the chance for their voice to be heard and listened to.
Jun 07 2017
Patron Simon Cowell to host the Midsummer Ball
Patron Simon Cowell hosts glittering Midsummer Ball to raise funds for the UK's sickest children and their families
May 26 2017
Celebrities turn up the volume for Children’s Hospice Week 2017
Celebrities shout out for Children's Hospice Week - from Holly Willoughby to Scarlett Moffatt!
May 26 2017
It's Children’s Hospice Week 2017, and we're turning up the volume on children’s palliative care, raising awareness about children with life-limiting conditions and celebrating the lifeline services that families rely on. Kai and his family are supported by Haven House Children's Hospice
May 23 2017
Taboos could be leaving families feeling isolated
New survey shows lack of understanding about children’s palliative care and taboos around serious childhood illness could leave families at risk of isolation and of missing out on vital support